Silly Girl

Stop lighting yourself on fire to keep them warm,

you will not become radiant.

There will be nothing left of you but charcoal;

a bitter aftertaste lingering before they spit you out.

15 thoughts on “Silly Girl

      1. It’s super-hard – I realized (shortly after writing in the middle of the night) that it refers to people-pleasing *and* caretaking – and probably more (it was packed with so much in such a concisde way) but I was half-awake!

        You are truly a gifted poet/writer, beautiful N! You depict real experiences in vivid, etheral ways that cut directly to the soul.

        I wish I had the talent!


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